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  1. I

    Automation, clip gain or compression?

    Ok so I've been learning a lot about this whole mixing game. I've done some mixes for some university projects and I'm starting to get somewhat of a hang of it. However, there's one thing that I can't quite decide on. I know that compression is used to reduce the dynamic range of a signal, and...
  2. DonnyThompson

    Vintage AKG 414's - cleaning questions

    @Boswell @Kurt Foster @pcrecord @audiokid , or anyone who can help Hey guys... As some of you know, I have 2 Vintage AKG C-414's with the original Telefunken CK12 Brass Capsules. These were the capsules that were used in the Telefunken ELAM and the AKG C12 mics. The C-414's also used this...
  3. DonnyThompson

    Crest console question

    @Boswell @dvdhawk @audiokid @Gette @Kurt Foster .... or anyone else who might know about them... Does anyone have any experience with Crest desks? Were they known mainly for FOH work, or did they make Recording desks, too? I seem to recall that at one time they were pretty respected for the...
  4. crystaldrone

    A question about the main ST fader of a digital mixer

    Hello Everyone, Good to be back posting here after a long time. Would love your insights on this. Recently I mixed a couple of tracks and even started casual listening by keeping the main ST fader on my digital mixer (yamaha n12) at -6 db instead of 0 db, and observed that its much more...
  5. Smashh

    2 daws question

    So I ve read a few threads about 2 daws and bouncing from one computer to another . Ive got my macbook pro which I use all the time , and also have access to an iMac . My only interface is persons 16.0.2 .live . How would I go about hooking both computers to the studio live desk ?( there is...
  6. kmetal

    SSD and RAM configuration questions (master/slave) PC Builds

    Hey y'all, @pcrecord @Boswell @anyone I'm getting ready to pull the trigger soon on some new PCs for an interim recording rig to be put together over the spring/summer. It's a job is to get me by for a couple years, and to be a prototype for a larger higher end system, and to help me gauge...
  7. DonnyThompson

    An XFO question...

    So, many of you know that I use an ADK AP1 mic pre, that allows me to "pop and swap" different XFO's and OpAmps to sculpt tone... Yesterday I had a friend of mine stop by, and he offered me an XFO he had for free, because he knew if would fit the AP1 .. ( and because he's apparently decided to...
  8. peteresat

    Question about Rod's book/my construction?

    Hey guys--my name is Peter. I'm new here--I found this forum after reading through Rod's book. I'm about to have a studio built in a room in my basement in Colorado (by a guy who I know has built at least ONE studio before shown here: http://windovertheearth.com/rooms.html), and I've been really...
  9. DonnyThompson

    Computer ( PC) cooling fan question

    Hi gang... Yesterday, my computer's cooling fan started kicking into high ever few minutes or so. This is the cooling fan on the bottom of the tower, not the intake fan over the power supply It did this without any warning or symptoms... Is this an internal settings thing, or is this...
  10. N

    Question re. Beyer M81 hum/noise

    Hi, everyone! This is my first here at the forum; I am somewhat new to the world of recording, so please bear with me. I recently purchased a pair of Beyer M81s (M818) to experiment a bit with some old mics. They are supposed to be fantastic dynamics - but I'm having issues with mine. Both of...
  11. DogsoverLava

    Dry Stems Question: What are they and how to prepare and present them?

    I'm getting ready to launch my Stairway to Heaven Project website and as part of it I am going to post/provide dry stems for people to download and play around with if they like. I recorded everything with lots of headroom so my understanding here is that I need to render each stem at the null...
  12. Brother Junk

    Music Theory Question

    First I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I searched a couple times...because I thought I remembered a "music theory" section of this place...but I can't find it now. If there isn't one, it would be cool to have one...for me lol. I know very little about theory. I know many of the...
  13. J

    Decoupled floor system and other studio building questions

    hello recording.org, im new here, having read the rules i hope i wont break them,’ve searched the forums for the questions and haven’t been able to find them. I'm about to start building a studio in Margate, UK. I've spent the last few months reading books , watching tutorials etc. Rod...
  14. R

    Question About Using a Backing Track + a Click Live

    Let me preface this by saying that I'm completely new to the world of using a backing track live so any info is appreciated. My band wants to start gigging and we want to use a backing track to carry some of the extra instruments and vocals we can't reproduce ourselves on stage. I use Ableton...
  15. S

    Question about mixing boards

    Hi there. I'm brand new to all of this, and I want to use a mixer for Streaming, but I have a few questions. 1. Can a mixer be programmed to just change volume levels? For example, if I left a music program playing in the background, could I program the mixer to be able to adjust the volume of...
  16. jjitter

    A question about compression

    So I have been trying out every thing I learn here, but have a question which might be a little basic. Feel a bit confused about the idea of using a compressor. Should I let the peaks (say drums) be as they are but without clipping and bring up the other instruments with a compressor, or let...
  17. jjitter

    question about the pan law

    Hello everyone, just wanted to know what pan law you guys are using for mixing. Is there a preferred pan law for music mixing? I admit of having a less than suitable environment to make out pans and levels precisely and can depend on meters only so much. (heavily rely on headphones) From what I...
  18. paulears

    Xaphoons - not a how to record, but a how to make it play question?

    I spotted these instruments - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301916435170?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Plastic recorder like things that take a reed, and sound like a sx/clarinet. Plenty of youtube clips showing a sort of nice sound, and comments on how easy to play...
  19. G

    Budget Interfaces just a question about a lexicon i-onix u82s

    I have a chance to scoop one of these up cheap ... ... I understand it's a discontinued product , it does have available drivers for windows 7 /64 bit ( I have a desktop that will support it). I'm not finding much in reviews , The odd posting about failures and the odd posting about the DBX...
  20. JayTerrance

    Any idea on the instruments to produce this sound?

    At the 48 second mark there are 4 chords descending in pitch right before the main guitar comes in - I'm trying to figure out (reasonably close) how they accomplished that sound with the bass. Is it all keys? Any Ideas/Stabs at this?
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